The images presented here are a part of the series Threefold Sun. In this series of images, I explore the influence of Rudolf Steiner's philosophical movement, Anthroposophy (from "anthropo" for human and "sophy" meaning wisdom), throughout contemporary American culture. I am compelled by the utopian ideas that propel Steiner's work and find beauty and comfort in the attempts made by his followers to heal the body, the earth, the mind and the spirit through intentional living in all areas of existence. Amidst the bleak landscape of consumerism and self-indulgent world views that define the United States' broader identity at this moment in history, Steiner's idealistic teachings offer the suggestion of hope for a different, better world: a world in which human beings, and therefore society, are truly free. Throughout much of Steiner's teaching, he suggested that the power of imagination possesses truly transformative qualities. Drawing from this concept of the imagined, the images in Threefold Sun offer glimpses of these beautiful, yet sometimes flawed, attempts at creating a freer world for all.
Taj Forer is a photographic artist, publisher and educator. He received his MFA in Photography from UNC-Chapel Hill and his BA from Sarah Lawrence College. He is a Cofounder of Daylight Books and Daylight.co, the celebrated international art and photography publishers (print, tablet, online). Forer is the author of two books of his own photography, Stone by Stone (Kehrer Verlag, 2011, Heidelberg, Germany) and Threefold Sun (Charta Editions, 2007, Milano, Italy). His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe including those of The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), The Sir Elton John Collection (London, UK), The Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC) and The Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA)